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Old 07-06-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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My wife is an attorney and we talk to people practicing in the legal profession. You might be surprised by how small the minority is.
I too know...and totally disagree.

 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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I too know...and totally disagree.
With what??
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Two points: the jurors didn't see many things in the courtroom that we did. They didn't see the media we did (supposedly).
The jury saw and heard all they needed to come to a 'beyond reasonable doubt' guilty verdict. The media need not, should not, and did not, play a role in their decision.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Is there a way the judge can rule that a jury can't profit from a verdict?
Everyone has a first amendment right to speech that cannot be abrogated by the government.

Plus I would be very interested in hearing what they have to say. Especially their reaction to the media deluge after they got out of sequestration.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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The jury saw and heard all they needed to come to a 'beyond reasonable doubt' guilty verdict. The media need not, should not, and did not, play a role in their decision.
Obviously they didn't.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Obviously they didn't.
True. But they should have.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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A 2 year old little girl, Caylee, is dead.

Her mother was the last one that had her.

For over a month, no one saw Caylee and no one knew she was missing except her mother.

Her mother lied about where Caylee was.

Caylee's remains are found and we knew she was dead.

Her remains were found in plastic bags, in a swamp, with duct tape around her mouth.

So, what do we know at that point...Caylee was dead and she didn't put herself in a plastic bag and throw herself into a swamp!

Do we know 100% that her mother killed her? No. Do we have SOME doubt? No. REASONABLE doubt? No.

She is dead. Her mother doesn't care. Her mother is out partying. Her mother saw her last.

WHERE is the reasonable doubt???

Vicki
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:36 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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How many of you people believe Casey Anthony should receive monetary retribution from the state of Florida for time spent in jail being accused of murder?
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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As disappointed as I am regarding the out come of this trial, you are absolutely correct.

The jury made the wrong decision...but it was based on the right reasons.

We have to respect it and move on.

Casey is a psycho. It won't be long before she thinks she's infallible again.
Reminds me of one legal experts quote after the OJ trail: "I have to accept the verdict, but I don't have to respect the jury that rendered it..."

I will say it once again - the jury pool of available jurists required for a sequestered trail will be, by nature, inadequate for this type of complex circumstantial evidence-based trial. They will be less intellegent, less varied, less adaptable, less developed skills in inference and logic, less able to put 2 and 2 together then the pool of citizens available from a non-sequestered jury pool. And that presents a flaw in the justice system.
 
Old 07-06-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Originally Posted by VickiR View Post
A 2 year old little girl, Caylee, is dead.

Her mother was the last one that had her.

For over a month, no one saw Caylee and no one knew she was missing except her mother.

Her mother lied about where Caylee was.

Caylee's remains are found and we knew she was dead.

Her remains were found in plastic bags, in a swamp, with duct tape around her mouth.

So, what do we know at that point...Caylee was dead and she didn't put herself in a plastic bag and throw herself into a swamp!

Do we know 100% that her mother killed her? No. Do we have SOME doubt? No. REASONABLE doubt? No.

She is dead. Her mother doesn't care. Her mother is out partying. Her mother saw her last.

WHERE is the reasonable doubt???

Vicki
Only in the minds of a 'collectively' inadequate jury!
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